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for a $15 wage and the right no unionize. joining me now is josh idolson who is covering this story for salon.com. who organized the strike? >> the main group is called new york communities for change. >> they are asking for $15 an hour. and the minimum wage, that's more than double what minimum wage would be. so your approach to that. is that realistic? >> sure it's realistic if workers go on enough strikes and are organized around the country. look at what people would have said to people in the auto industry a century ago. the question is can they get big enough and can they have the staying power to convince these fast food companies they can't snuff it out. >> give me a report on how successful this strike was. in terms of the eyes of the workers. >> so this was huge. it's something that's never happened in the fast food industry before. any time workers go on strike. peshlsly given how broken the labor laws are. workers are taking a big risk. they did it and plan to continue to build. they plan to have a rally on thursday in new york city. >> why has it taken them this long to
marriage as, quote, only a legal union between one man and one woman. the law had a big effect on eddie windsor of new york who married thea spire. when she died leaving her the state, the irs sent a tax bill for $363,000 because they did not consider them to be married. >> i think ultimately just couldn't believe it. i couldn't believe they were making a stranger of this person i lived with and loved for 43 something years. >> under that law, same-sex couples who are legally married are denied about 1,000 federal benefits that other married couples get. after supporting defense of marriage act the obama administration concluded last year it violates the constitution. >> we cannot defend the federal government poking its nose into what states are doing and putting a thumb on the scale against same-sex couples. >> house republicans are now taking up the law's legal defense. supporters say it helps preserve traditional marriage. >> unions of two men or two men are not the same as a marriage between a man and a woman. only marriage between man and a woman can connect children to their moth
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up with this patch, everyone is going want this debt ceiling done before the president's state-of-the-union or hopefully before his inaugural speech. so the president's looking long term. he's looking legacy. and here's where republicans have a chance to cut a better deal than normally expected. >> democrats feel like they're in a pretty good position right now whatever deal comes out of it may be one they can stomach? >> i hate to pop the optimism bubble. but i think progressives should be a little bit concerned for a couch reasons. one is if you look at logistically how this has to happen, you have mitch mcconnell and harry reid coming together. for a deal to happen between the two of them, mitch mcconnell is going to have to sign off on something here. he may be facing potentially a tea party challenge this cycle, maybe not. but he's got to watch his own hometown politics. and so any deal that he's going to bless is going to probably not be something that's going to beprogressives. then for john boehner to bring it to the floor, boehner also has his own very complicated politics within h
points 21 points, nra opposed me every time. we are the second largest nra membership state in the union they are a paper tiger on issues like this all we have to do is have some congressman and senators are wusses. >> maybe employ a little of common sense. make that appeal among your constituents as well as your fellow colleagues there on alcoh capitol hill. ban together and unanimity u >> nobody gets hurt. >> alex, let me also note senator murphy made pretty good comments too, mental health issues this need to be addressed. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> movie ratings, video games. absolutely. >> complete package of things we need to look at. >> the question when it comes to mental health, something we all have a to deal with ac make sure people who need the help get it and how the federal government gets involved here remains to be answered but gentlemen, thank you for your answers to my questions. i appreciate it. >>> a tribute on "saturday night live" to the stroichblgs friday's attack. rather than opening with the usual comedic sketch, the show opened with a choir singing "silent ni
. certainly he said we will in the state of the union. so i think a lot of this is up to the president as to how much pressure he can put on this congress. >> andy, you wouldn't imagine that in the wake of sandy hook it would be too tough to convince congress to act. i want to add i spoke with the director of the presidential library for lbj who said back in 1968 lbj acted very quickly on the emotional tipping point that happened with the death of bobby kennedy on the heels of martin luther king jr.'s assassination. do you think there are parallels to be drawn? what do you think? do you think congress are will say that's it, we're parents, sons, we're daughter, all of that first and we're going to act? >> no. i think 1968 was a generation ago. it was a very different political environment. i mean, as we saw last week, house republicans are not really inclined to compromise on their core principles, which are keeping taxes low and the second amendment. so i think eleanor's right. the only way you can maybe get something passed is to pair it with, you know, other options that they would
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